ERIC Number: ED441988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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HRD Trends Worldwide: Shared Solutions To Compete in a Global Economy. Improving Human Performance Series.
Phillips, Jack J.
This book, which is intended for individuals involved in developing, delivering, and supporting human resource development (HRD) programs, discusses worldwide HRD trends that were identified in a study of the HRD practices in 35 countries. Chapter 1 discusses the importance of the HRD trends identified and explains how they were identified. Chapters 2-17 are each devoted to one of the top 16 HRD trends, which are as follows: training linked to the organization's strategic direction; increased emphasis on needs assessment and analysis; emphasis on training's role in performance improvement; increased acceptance of corporate universities; rapid changes in training delivery; shared responsibility for training; use of systematic evaluation processes to measure training's effectiveness; increased measurement of return on investment; closer monitoring of training costs; conversion of training and development functions to a profit center concept; bigger training and development budgets; adoption of the learning organization concept; partnerships between training staff and line management; greater use of technology in training; more training designed for global use; and more outsourcing of training to contractors. Chapter 18 outlines four steps for working with the trends. Seventy-four tables/figures are included. Most chapters include substantial bibliographies. The top 16 and second 16 global HRD trends are appended. (MN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Budgets, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Computer Uses in Education, Corporate Education, Cost Effectiveness, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Employment Practices, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Human Resources, International Programs, Job Performance, Labor Force Development, Needs Assessment, Organizational Development, Organizational Objectives, Partnerships in Education, Personnel Evaluation, Postsecondary Education, Program Costs, School Business Relationship, Strategic Planning, Synthesis, Systems Approach, Training Methods, Training Objectives, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
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